No URI's since I got her (she's about 4).
No problems racing across the room. Does not tire.
Right now her eyes look great though I wondered about them previously. And pea eye and heart problems may or may not be related. It could also depend on the pig.
There isn't anything in books about it, but it is one of the little things that could possibly be a tip the heart isn't working well.
Here are some pictures and an explanation.
Lasix helps get rid of the fluids around the heart and it seems to help pea eye in the same way.
I didn't realize how much I missed all you guys til I logged on.
We (dd Dani & I) still have our 3 piggers...Bear died about 18 months ago and we still really miss him.
Pinta noticed that her pig (or maybe it was two) with pea eye didn't look quite so bad after receiving lasix. So it may have to do with retaining fluid in her two pigs (I think in her case the one or two pigs did have heart problems). I think some liver problems affect fluid retention also.
When the vet cleaned it out, she used a forceps and was fairly agressive, pulling out material, flushing it afterwards. I suspect she did alot of internal damage to the foot itself. It has never been normal, the toes don't spread, it does not resemble the other foot. There are a number of pics on here showing her injury and the healing process. After it was no longer wrapped, the toes all stayed together and did not spread like they do in a normal foot. Gradually old skin fell off and nice clean skin grew underneath. The underside of this foot looks pretty good.
On this right front foot, the right most toe's skin looked hard and crusted. It was the last skin to slough and must have done so with the toe nail. It looks to me like the toe has fallen off but I'm not positive.
I mention this so anyone in a similar circumstance may know that there may be problems associated from cleaning out an infection in a foot.
This is a pic of her normal foot:
This is the last pic of her injured foot that included the toe/nail. The right most toe is the one now missing:
These are pics of the injured foot and missing toe/nail (look a little left of dead center in the top and bottom pics: the bottom pic shows the slightly bloodied area better). The skin actually looks fairly healthy and the rest of the foot appears to be getting adequate circulation although it does not look normal. I still soak Nina's front feet daily. I think it helps to keep track of what's going on: